some scrappy stuff to share:

I know I have been absent on my blog of late. But I never seem to have enough hours in my day at the moment! I have been very busy training for my first half marathon and eating clean – whilst excellent for my health – can be a big time suck! Scrapping is another area that gets left behind!

BUT I have gotten in a scrappy groove over the last few days.. I have a layout for Stuck to share and some sneak previews of Studio Calico’s march kit Neverland:

Stuck 15th Feb:

I love this layout of my Miss Milla – showing off her swimming skills! I used alot of the past kits from Studio Calico for this layout. I love having bits and pieces left over each month! Looking forward to seeing all the new designers at Stuck next month too! Can’t wait to see what they create!

And these are my little sneaks for Neverland. I have been on a real learning curve with my silhouette cameo this month. Alot of successes and quite a few failures too – oops! It has been an adjustment – factoring in time to play, print and cut for my layouts. I am used to simply scrapping away with my scissors and tape! But it is fun too – and I am enjoying the outcomes! It sometimes takes a little more planning before getting creative though!

So there you go.. I promise to post again soon! I have some gorgeous photos of my daughter from her 11th bday to share and a family that I photographed over  the weekend coming up too..

I am not usre how I am fitting it all in – well sometimes I don’t – but life ain’t meant to be perfect!!




Stuck in Dec:

I really meant to make my Dec layouts for Stuck to be Christmas inspired..But I am sorry to say – yhis year it just didn’t happen. Oddly enough, I have scrapped all of last years xmas photos andI didn’t have any ready to go in Nov this year. I did kinda create it with Christmas colours??

A bit of stamping and misting which I was working with alot back in Nov. Dec brings extra responsibility tho..And for me that equates to less fuss with backgrounds!! hehe! As usual alot of stuff that is old..But there is some new product on here too.. Some Studio Calico roller rink kit products including puffy stickers.. And the vellum thought bubble..Which is totally COOL…

Plus the photo.. My darling boy..In his handmade “R” shirt.. Thanks to his fab Aunt Cindy who cleverly created this for his birthday.. We LOVE it..

Bye for now..
Remember that exciting news?
Only  days away now…
Ready to share…


Stuck for the month:

A really quick post today. Mainly because I haven’t posted in a while.. I am not sure what happens.. I go for a week or so with time up my sleeve and some crafting under my belt – and then it all evaporates?? I get nothing done and feel neglectful of my blog? These are my layouts for Stuck for the month of Nov.. A little sketchier this time around.. A bit of hand drawn lines etc..

And I haven’t forgotten my little sketch challenge.. The lucky winner is Lizzy Hill. Check out her fab take on my simple sketch at:


this post is late…Late…Late..Late….

But it is the school holidays and we have been away to Yarrawonga…When we go there I tend to ‘go off the grid’ in terms of technology. I have no idea why? But it suits me..And it pleases me -and my kids too – who get a little more of me!
I would also love to share my many lovely holiday snaps BUT I didn’t take very many at all – didn’t feel like doing that either? I spent more time DOING stuff with my family. We took long bike rides together. Which was great – but gave me serious BIKE BUTT…(Marita will get a giggle and a kick out of that I’m sure!!)
I ran a couple of times too…A bit of a cheap thrill running from Vic to NSW..Hehehehe….I was just crossing the river…But cool to have the power of the hyrdo electric scheme roaring underneath as you run. I pumped my run across the river that day as I was determined to  ‘take down’ a male runner in front of me! ( Jac and Jodes will get a kick out of that!) I did. I got him at the other side of the bridge and when I wast sitting having a coffee with Rod a little while later..He runs past..Hehehehe..I had my feet up. Was gonna wave..But though better of it…LOL..

Anywho..Weather was beautiful. Girls actually got into the pool fully clothed yesterday. It hit 30 degrees – and I didn’t pack their togs! Rod did all kinds of reno’s on the van – which was awesome. As we plan more. We need to reconfigure the sleeping arrangements. Little boyo will be out of the portacot soon, ( no more cots yay!) and we need the van to sleep FIVE growing kidlets comfortably and we hope to have some room to get a kitchen seating area back. Something we have been missing with baby stuff encompassing the entire area!

BUT I digress..I am really here to post my layout for the Stuck Oct 1st sketch:

I was working on this layout and for quite a while was considering turfing it..But then I added the letters and handcut arrows and it all sort of came together? The photos are SO her.. Silly, cute exasperating! God I love her….We got home after 11 last night. She ended up in bed with us as she can’t go to sleep when there is silence?? WTH? I wasn’t staying up watching TV after drining four hours so that she couls drift off!

Thanks for your patience and for always stopping by and leaving me lovely comments..